Forensic scientist, alumna to converse at Fredonia Writers@Do the job residency

Forensic scientist, alumna to converse at Fredonia Writers@Do the job residency

SUNY Fredonia alumna Dr. Lori Ana Valentin.

Forensic scientist Dr. Lori Ann Valentin, who attained a B.S. in Biochemistry from SUNY Fredonia in 2009, will return to campus for a two-working day residency, “My Radiant Journey: Company through Science – A Chemist’s Perspective,” on Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 7 and 8.

Writers@Perform is an alumni writers-in-home series that includes both well-recognized and emerging writers, editors and publishers in a variety of experienced and resourceful genres who fulfill with students and fascinated community customers. It delivers consideration to the various techniques composing and the humanities make a change in the world.

The residency has been collaboratively organized by Writers@Operate with the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Psychology, the FREDwell Lounge, Honors Application, Intercultural Centre and Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Plan.

Dr. Valentín looks ahead to connecting with Fredonia learners in meaningful techniques for the duration of her residency.

“As a minority female in STEM, I comprehend how critical representation is. I want to serve as a position model and supporter that I had always envisioned when I was a college student.” – Dr. Lori Ana Valentín

“As a minority lady in STEM, I have an understanding of how vital illustration is. I want to provide as a function model and supporter that I experienced often envisioned when I was a student,” Valentín said. “It’s seriously important to me to serve as that consultant design and present pupils with all those sources and instruments that aided me in my journey.

“By currently being clear about my journey and the challenges I faced, hopefully they can see how to navigate their own,” Valentin mentioned.

The residency will open up with “Focus on Forensics: Accomplishing the Science & Speaking the Effects via Writing,” on Monday, from 2 to 3:30 p.m., in Science Centre Area 126. On the worth of writing, Valentín stated, “Writing abilities are significant for successful conversation, specifically in science, which depends intensely on communicating outcomes by means of journal publications.”   

The converse, hosted by the Section of Biology, is open to college students in-human being and can be livestreamed by the public.

Fredonia’s Profession Improvement Business office will host Valentin’s presentation, “Translating Your Tale from the Classroom: To Internships & Further than,” on Monday, from 7 to 8 p.m., in Williams Centre Area S204. “Your writing introduces you ahead of you enter the space. Crafting is a resource to advocate for oneself,” Valentin mentioned.

The presentation is open to pupils and the public in-human being and will also be livestreamed.

“Resilience-Constructing Workshop: Self-Care through the Pandemic and Beyond” will be offered by Valentin on Tuesday, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., in Williams Middle Room S204.

“This workshop is heading to produce tangible assets and techniques that students can use to navigate their troubles and also obtain new abilities to empower them to address upcoming challenges,” Valentín reported. “They must stroll absent with self confidence, with equipment to combat imposter syndrome, and with new techniques that they can implement to be kinder to themselves.” 

Hosts of the workshop include things like the Intercultural Centre, FREDwell Lounge, Honors Plan and Writers@Operate. It will be open to college students and the public in-man or woman and will also be livestreamed.

During the residency, Valentín will also offer by-invitation career consultations with present-day college students. Electronic mail Dr. Natalie Gerber for more facts.

All Writers@Get the job done functions are totally free. Facial coverings are expected in all indoor settings. Even though most are planned to be in-man or woman, make sure you verify celebration position, and/or obtain livestream Zoom one-way links, and to see the complete schedule of situations in this residency, check out Activities@Fredonia.

A Keeper of the Desire scholar, Valentín offers herself as a person who is “dedicated to support by way of science.” She clarifies, “that description encapsulates almost everything I do – from my work with the [New York] Point out Law enforcement, in greater schooling, by the American Chemical Modern society, mentorship and in my provider to the local community.”

When questioned how SUNY Fredonia aided to start off Valentin on her occupation path, she replied, “The planting of the ‘service seed’ started at Fredonia by means of my involvement in the Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Leadership Software, outreach work via the Chemistry Club, tutoring at the Tutoring Center and working as an ESL tutor in Dunkirk although I was a university student.

“Having people alternatives definitely broadened my standpoint in terms of the scope of the company I gave to my local community,” Valentin stated.

Valentín, who retains a doctoral degree in chemistry from Binghamton University, is a forensic scientist at the New York Condition Law enforcement Forensic Investigation Center in Albany. She started her get the job done in forensics in 2015. Valentin was assigned to the seized medicine segment exactly where she analyzed hundreds of evidentiary goods for the existence of controlled substances in regional, state and federal criminal situations.

In 2018, Valentín was promoted to a lab administration function in the good quality assurance place of work the place she supports the crime laboratory technique in sustaining a robust, high quality management process. In 2020, she created the very first forensic digital internship by means of a collaboration with the College at Albany. In her present position, she manages the internship program and sales opportunities discovering and advancement, group outreach and organizational wellbeing and wellness.

Dedicated to outreach, Valentín is the 2022 Chair of the Eastern New York segment of the American Chemical Modern society (ACS) and serves on its Training and Girls Chemists committees. In 2021 she founded the business Radiant Journey, which delivers personalized resilience-creating courses to scientists and engineers in academia, authorities and industry. 

This Writers@Work residency is sponsored by the Biology Endowment Fund, Profession Development Office environment, Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia School Foundation, College Pupil Association, Fredonia Alumni Association, Fredonia Higher education Basis, Fredonia Honors Plan, Intercultural Center and Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Management Application.

The series is built probable by a partnership with Admissions, Alumni Affairs, the Profession Advancement Business office, Fredonia University Basis, Fredonia Honors Application, College of Small business and the departments of Conversation and English.

The Valentin residency is designed attainable by a partnership with the departments of Biology, Chemistry and Psychology, FREDwell Lounge, Intercultural Heart and Keeper of the Dream Scholarship and Management Plan.